LINDE has announced that it will build a new 24 MW electrolyser for the production of green hydrogen at the Leuna Chemical Complex in Germany.

It will build and operate a 24 MW proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolyser plant, and according to the company it will be largest PEM electrolyser plant in the world to have reached a final investment decision. Air Liquide has recently completed construction on a 20 MW PEM electrolyser plant in Canada.

The Linde PEM electrolyser will be built by ITM Linde Electrolysis, which is a joint venture between Linde and ITM Power. The facility will produce 3,200 t/y of green hydrogen using renewable energy, which will be used to supply hydrogen to Linde’s industrial customers through existing pipelines.

Jens Waldeck, President Region Europe West, Linde, said: “Clean hydrogen is a cornerstone of the German and EU strategies to address the challenge of climate change. It is part of the solution to help reduce carbon dioxide emissions across many industries, including chemicals and refining. This project shows that electrolyser capacity continues to scale up and it is a stepping stone towards even larger plants.”

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